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This week saw the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Chicago. It’s the biggest international event dedicated to advancing dementia science. Over 5,000 dementia research leaders attended and learned about a wealth of new developments. Aoife Kiely, Research...
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The Department of Infrastructre alongisde the Inclusive Mobility and Transport Advisory Committee (IMTAC) and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are seeking the experiences of older and disabled people in regards to using taxis in Northern Ireland. The short survey (which...
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Ma is the mother of Dilly’s husband (Mr B), she was diagnosed with dementia in 2012. Ma agreed to let Dilly write about the family’s new life and experiences in the Life with Ma series. Dilly’s story continues… Ma is very much her usual self. Her self-imposed purpose in the house is to iron...
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With 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, the Dementia Friends initiative is such a vital part of changing presumptions and providing support. 2.5 million people have united against dementia by becoming a Dementia Friend. Find out more about why this social initiative is so important and...
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Taking part in a sponsored Alzheimer’s Society event, such as a Memory Walk, can be very rewarding. By joining over 100,000 walkers who are united against dementia, you can help fund vital research to defeat it. Here, Kate shares her own experiences from her first Memory Walk, and highlights the...
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We hear from Caroline Dinenage, Minister for Care, who has this week become a Dementia Friends Champion. She shares the importance of shifting perceptions around dementia, and how she has been affected by dementia in her personal life. Minister for Care, Caroline Dinenage In my role as Minister for...
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If you’re not sure of the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, you’re not alone. The two terms are often mixed up or used interchangeably, which can be confusing. To put it simply, dementia is not a disease in its own right. Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms that commonly...
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Gareth Bracken, from our magazine, says you can hear people with dementia tell their own stories in our audio interviews. Abdul-Fady Othman records an audio interview with Gareth Bracken. Every issue of our magazine, Dementia together , includes the voices of people living with dementia. They share...
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Many people don’t realise how the diagnosis of a loved one can affect them as a family member or friend. Hollie Martin explains how her nan’s diagnosis has meant a process of adjustment for all the family. No more so than for her grandad, Phil, who has written a poem to express his feelings...
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People affected by dementia are at the heart of every area of our work here at Alzheimer’s Society. It is especially of importance in the research we fund. For eight years, Matt Murray has championed the involvement of people with dementia, carers and former carers in research. Here he shares...
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When Stephanie Cvetkovic’s Auntie Bosilka was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it came as a shock to all the family. She explains how Cupcake Day was the perfect chance to raise funds (and smiles) in the fight against dementia. Stephanie (right) selling cakes alongside her colleague Alex on...
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The National Health Service is 70 years old today. Hear from our CEO, Jeremy Hughes, about the successes of our health and care services, and how things could improve for people affected by dementia. ‘The powers that be are not being realistic. They don’t recognise people’s needs and the true cost...
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It can be difficult to think about planning for the future. Making plans and sharing your wishes with your loved ones can be empowering for you. It will also be helpful for family and friends. A recent report by Solicitors for the Elderly has confirmed that too often people don’t take advantage of...
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4 July 2018 - ADI and Karolinska Institutet today launched a timely report focussing on global estimates of informal care. This report sets out to answer some of the questions raised in the 2015 World Alzheimer Report. In the 2015 Report, ADI presented estimates of the global societal economic...
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Staff at Meadowbank, an Age NI operated residential centre for people with dementia in Omagh, are stepping out for a sponsored walk to raise money for the Meadowbank Comfort Fund.
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Belfast City Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council have agreed to develop a joint bid to become the UK’s nominated host city for the European Capital of Culture in 2023. If successfu...
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The darker and colder nights are drawing in and we are all starting to turn the heating up in the evenings. This time of year utility bills tend to get higher. With a few simple steps you could sav...
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Most of us can remember a time when we felt a bit down and someone was there to help us - a family member, a friend, a neighbour. It’s amazing the difference that a kind word or a comforting hug ca...
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Age NI is delighted to launch its free will service during the month of September 2017. Who is the free will service open to? The service is free to anyone resident in Northern Ireland aged 50 and...
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Ninety year old Peggy Harrison from Newtownards, whose later life was enriched by Age NI, tells us how a love of knitting helps her to give back. Peggy, who is originally from Fermanagh and has bee...

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